GE Energy


3500 Series

Machinery Protection System
Bently Nevada™ Asset Condition Monitoring

it can be catastrophic. Continuously monitoring critical asset parameters such as vibration. or driving process equipment. 2 . industry relies on critical machinery every hour of every day. machinery failure isn’t just inconvenient. the partial or even total loss of production resulting from critical machinery failure – sometimes worth millions per day – can mean the difference between profit and loss for the entire year. it’s a necessity. In these settings. temperature. While repair costs alone can be staggering. one name has proven itself above all others: Bently Nevada* from GE Energy. compressing and pumping fluids. speed. mechanical condition monitoring is more than just a good idea. and numerous other condition indicators is a proven method for anticipating and preventing mechanical failures – proven in tens of thousands of industrial facilities around the world by delivering tangible benefits such as: • Improved protection from catastrophic failures • Better machinery reliability/availability • Fewer process interruptions • Enhanced maintenance/outage planning • Lower maintenance and repair costs • Longer intervals between outages • Reduced insurance premiums And when it comes to protecting and monitoring critical machinery.Why Protect and Monitor? Whether generating power. With so much at stake.

It’s a position of trust that has been earned over more than four decades of learning. the best service. although our products number in the thousands. or what time of the day. tens of millions of dollars are invested in expanding and improving our technology with the singular purpose of better serving our customers. it’s our people. refining. best value in the industry is born of a culture that “takes excellent care of our customers. you get it all: the best people. Combined. Technology Today. For nearly half a century. And it’s not just our products. Applications where false trips or missed trips simply cannot be tolerated. Additionally. Technical Support Behind everything we deliver. and improving our solutions to meet industry’s most demanding applications. Our reputation for the highest quality. we never rest. We also have the ability to supply many emergency parts and services after traditional working hours. the best value. our state-of-the-art knowledge database tracks every support call. more end users trust their machinery to Bently Nevada continuous monitoring systems than anyone else. a knowledgeable professional with technical experience is standing by 24/7 to assist you with answers to your technical questions.Why Bently Nevada Condition Monitoring? GE Energy’s Bently Nevada machinery protection and monitoring systems span more than a dozen different models deployed during the last 40 years.000 software solutions employed across the globe. Each year. you’ll find our unwavering commitment to provide the best technical support to our customers.” When you choose our condition monitoring solutions. Applications that require the highest integrity. We are also the supplier of choice to nearly every major machinery manufacturer in the world. Better technology that creates better value is our passion. the best products. and every answer. why trust anyone else? Experience With more than two million transducers and monitoring channels installed worldwide and more than 10. Bently Nevada products have been world-renowned as the standard by which all others are measured. the best solutions. they comprise the largest installed base of permanently installed transducers and monitoring channels in the world. more complete support than ever before. No matter where in the world you are. every question. 3 . Because after all – with so much riding on your machinery. allowing our global team to deliver faster.

and no extra rack slots required. That’s why – even in simplex mode – 3500 is the most reliable monitoring system we have ever offered with extensive self-checking and fault tolerant design features. that experience is embodied in the most advanced. ranging from the addition of a second fully redundant power supply to complete triple modular redundant (TMR) configuration of selected or all channels allowing even your most mission-critical applications to be addressed with confidence. or you can operate 3500 without a display. It can also be ordered with DNV and Class NK certifications for maritime applications. Flexible The 3500 Series features the industry’s most extensive selection of machinery measurement parameters combined with software configuration for virtually all monitor options. year after year.000 racks are installed globally. but to provide auto-shutdown protection. With 3500 there are no bulky external modules. Connected Connecting to condition monitoring and diagnostic software has never been easier. such as offshore platforms and ship propulsion. Reliable We understand that our systems are routinely used not just for indication. TÜV Functional Safety Certification can be supplied for applications requiring up to Safety Integrity Level (SIL) 3. Simply use the Ethernet port in the 3500/22M Rack Interface Module and a single network cable to communicate with our System 1* software. ATEX. You can even add multiple gateways when communication redundancy is required or when multiple systems must be supported with differing protocols. we’ve introduced seven successive generations of highly successful monitoring platforms. TÜV 670 4 . powerful. For reciprocating compressor applications. 3500 is approved to meet relevant Canadian Standards Association (CSA). GOST. Connecting to plant control and automation systems is straightforward as well. The result is unparalleled flexibility to address almost any application.3500 – Simply The Best Beginning with the 5000 series in the 1960s. It’s also why the system can be configured with various levels of redundancy. Certified 3500 is designed to fully comply with the American Petroleum Institute’s Standard API 670. A variety of locally or remotely mounted displays are available. and CE requirements. And. Factory Mutual (FM). More than 20. when used as part of a safety instrumented system. In addition. Field-Proven The 3500 Series System has proven its value and dependability with customers everywhere. Simply add a communication gateway module. no additional wiring. 3500 meets API 618 requirements as well. Today. and reliable system we have ever offered: The Bently Nevada 3500 Series Machinery Protection System. the world’s most widely used specification for machinery protection systems.

/65 . 3500/77M 5 3500 /25 3500/45 3500/50 3500/53 3500/62 3500/63 3500 Series Measurement Capabilities 3500/60. /61. etc.Monitor Modules 3500 / 40M 3500/42M 3500/44M 3500/46M 3500/64M 3500/70M 3500/72M Phase reference Radial vibration (proximity probes) Radial position (proximity probes) Axial position (proximity probes) Eccentricity (proximity probes) Seismic vibration (velocity transducers/ accelerometers) Shaft absolute (proximity and seismic) Aeroderivative gas turbine casing vibration Differential expansion Ramp differential expansion Complementary differential expansion Case expansion Measurements Valve position Hydro turbine /generator vibration Hydro generator air gap Machine operating state (discrete input)1 Rotor speed Rotor speed rate-of-change (acceleration) Rotor zero speed (turning gear engagement) Reverse rotation Overspeed Temperature (direct/average/differential)2 Process variable signals (4-20 mA. 1-5 vdc. Available late 2005. The 3500/65 is a 16-channel monitor. The 3500/60 and /61 are 6-channel monitors.) Hazardous gas detection Gas turbine combustor instabilities Reciprocating compressor impulse/velocity Reciprocating compressor rod position Reciprocating compressor cylinder pressure 1. 2.

3500/15 Power Supply – accepts worldwide ac/dc voltages and frequencies and can be supplied fully redundant to assure uninterrupted performance. Keylock Security – all monitor modules are software configurable via the 3500’s Rack Interface Module – key lockable to prevent unauthorized tampering. Buffered Outputs – every dynamic input signal is conveniently available at the front panel via buffered output connectors for easy connection to portable and test instrumentation. Configurable for 2-out-of-3 voting and available with TÜV Functional Safety approvals. gap. Smax). Relay Modules – software-programmable voting logic provides unmatched flexibility.3500/53 Overspeed Detection Modules – can be integrated in same rack as other machinery protection modules for maximum cost-effectiveness.7 SW . process control systems. Multiple Parameters From Each Channel – radial vibration channels can provide eight individual parameters (overall. 2X amplitude/phase. and other instrumentation._* — 3500 Analog Communications – all monitor module channels are available with analog 4-20 mA proportional outputs for compatibility with strip chart recorders. The 3500’s advanced design ensures that simultaneous data acquisition occurs for all channels in the rack. 4and 16-channel versions available along with a TMR version for 2-out-of-3 voting. 6 . 1X amplitude/phase. . 3500 kc'tlw Rack Interface Module – provides configuration interface as well as single-cable connection to System 1 software via conventional wired or wireless Ethernet networks. NOT 1X. Alarms can be set on any or all 8 parameters from each channel. meaning a 4-channel monitor actually provides up to 32 channels of measurements.

to VGA displays. barriers to decrease wiring.Triple Modular Redundant (TMR) Configuration – monitor and relay modules can be triplicated with 2-out-of-3 voting for addressing even the most stringent requirements.S. Optional TÜV Functional Safety certification available as well. Built-in Intrinsic Safety (I.and multi-event-per-turn signals from proximity probes and magnetic pickups. DCSs. and other data to a variety of CRT or flat-panel VGA displays located within 25 feet of the rack. Keyphasor* Module – accepts single. alarms. 7 . Available in both EIA rack and bulkhead mounting versions. Hot-Swappable Modules – for ease of maintenance and maximum uptime. modules can be removed and reinserted without removing rack power. VGA Display Module – provides bargraphs.. increase accuracy. and special modifications are available when more than four Keyphasor signals are required. and other instrument and automation platforms. I Industry-Standard 19” Rack Size – provides more than twice the channel density of previous systems. along with integral (standard) or external (optional) termination blocks for maximum installation flexibility. to a special LCD display that mounts directly on the front of the 3500 rack yet swings out of the way to provide access to buffered output connectors and other rack functions.S. statuses. A standard rack can accommodate up to four Keyphasor signals (two 3500/25 modules). No programming required. Network connectivity can also be used to provide displays on any computer running System 1 software or 3500 Operator Display software. Multiple gateways can be installed in a single rack for link redundancy or when multiple protocols are needed. 9 Numerous Display Options – ranging from no display (front panel status indicators only). Digital Communications – the 3500/92 Communications Gateway supports Modbus® and Modbus /TCP protocols via serial (RS232/422 /485) or Ethernet links for digital communications with PLCs. and reduce installation costs when hazardous environments require intrinsically safe installation practices.) Barriers – I/O modules can be ordered with or without internally mounted I.

When you see M2. M2 Technology Although all 3500 monitor modules can communicate with System 1 software to supply status and value data. permanent monitoring systems. But there’s more to effective asset management than just protection. And connecting to System 1 software has never been easier. no separate signal conditioning or interface devices. System 1 software links portable data collection instruments. 8 . allowing totally proactive condition monitoring and in-depth diagnostics. The 3500 System also serves as a fully functional gateway to GE’s powerful System 1 software. It is this dynamic data that allows you to more effectively diagnose and manage your machinery assets by providing a precise picture of mechanical condition with every shaft revolution. manually input data.System 1 Connectivity Protecting your critical machinery with 3500 is an important step. With 3500. That’s it. it signifies this enhanced “Machinery Management” functionality. and data from process control and automation systems into an integrated condition monitoring environment. an M2 symbol on the faceplate (and an M in the part number) designate modules capable of supplying high-bandwidth dynamic waveform data as well. No external boxes or wiring to worry about. So move beyond just protecting your machinery and start proactively managing it as well. thanks to 3500’s design which completely integrates all data capture and communication functions into the rack. Simply provide an Ethernet network connection from your System 1 server computer to the 3500/22M Rack Interface Module and use our convenient software configuration capabilities to enable the appropriate channels in the rack. we’ve made it easier than ever.

Decision Support is System 1 software’s unique ability to automatically audit its collected data against userembedded rules and knowledge. and even conventional analog annunciator panels. Building your own rules is simple and requires no special programming skills – just drag and drop logical and mathematical operators into any sequence of conditions that correspond to a particular malfunction. pager. The Actionable Information messages used to notify plant personnel are fully configurable. detect mechanical or thermodynamic problems. how severe it is. System 1 software alerts plant personnel that there is a problem. and generate Actionable Information* advisories. and what to do about it – in real time. PDA. computer and process control system pop-up windows. When a specific malfunction or condition is detected. and Decision Support capabilities provides your critical machinery with today’s most advanced technology to proactively detect and avoid problems.Decision Support I The combination of 3500. System 1 software. Supported notification methods include cell phone. 9 . email. reflecting your specific operating practices and procedures.

10 . And. • Steam turbines • Hydraulic turbines • Industrial gas turbines • Aeroderivative gas turbines • Reciprocating compressors • Centrifugal compressors • Axial compressors • Screw compressors • Gears • Turbo-expanders • Horizontal and vertical centrifugal pumps • Reciprocating pumps • Electric motors • Generators • Fans • Blowers • Agitators • Mixers • Centrifuges • Pulp refiners • Ball mills • Crushers/pulverizers • Extruders • Pelletizers • Cooling tower/heat exchanger fans If your specific machine doesn’t appear on the list. our applications engineers have already developed a solution that’s right for you. just ask us. Chances are.Applications The table on page 5 summarizes the enormous selection of measurement types available in 3500. with our extensive custom applications capabilities. Below are just a few of the more common applications that can be easily addressed by the 3500 System. we can easily modify off-the-shelf 3500 solutions to handle your nonstandard applications and signal processing requirements. This allows it to be applied to an extremely wide range of rotating and reciprocating machinery in many industries.

factory-trained sales and service professionals in convenient locations around the world – knowledgeable people that speak your language.000 installation. product maintenance. balancing. • Complete pre-wired. We have successfully completed over 30. And. there’s nobody better equipped than GE Energy to professionally install and support these products.IT F Service and Support As the people who design and manufacture the 3500 System as well as the entire portfolio of Bently Nevada asset condition monitoring products. and machinery diagnostics fir 11 . including product operation. machinery diagnostic. alignment. and system commissioning projects worldwide. we are everywhere you are with hundreds of locally available. pre-tested cabinet packages for your 3500 racks and associated instrumentation • Transducer and monitor system installation • System integration services for connection of Bently Nevada monitoring systems to third-party control and automation systems • Complete project management scope • Product verification and repair • Training. repair.

Actionable Copyright © 2006. Keyphasor. All rights System 1. and the M2 design are trademarks of General Electric Company.782. NV 89423 P: 775.GE Energy 1631 Bently Parkway South Minden.3611 Visit us online at: www. Modbus is a registered trademark of Schneider Electric. * Bently Nevada. General Electric Company. TÜV NRTL /C GEA-13965 Rev A (11/2006) .

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